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WorldQuant Web Site Privacy Policy

The Web Site (the "Web Site") located at worldquant.com, is published and maintained by WorldQuant, LLC ("we," "us," "our," or other similar pronouns).

This Privacy Policy explains, in general, what Personal Information (as defined below) is collected on the Web Site, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. By visiting the Web Site, and/or using any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the Web Site Terms of Use and any Agreement posted by us with respect to any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, which also governs your use of the Web Site and such other capability, software or service in general. This Privacy Policy does not apply (i) to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through the Web Site or such capability, software or service, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media or (ii) to information that is not Personal Information.

Purpose

Your privacy is important to us. In order to make your visits to the Web Site and use of any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer when you visit us.

Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, including, for example, the individual's name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone, wireless and/or fax number, demographic information, employment or education-related information, and/or other information that may identify the individual or allow online or offline contact with him/her. It also includes other information to the extent that it is associated with Personal Information.

Right to Opt In and Opt Out

You may have the right to "opt in" and "opt out" of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information (for example, when you fill out an online application), you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to: have your Personal Information shared with other entities for their marketing purposes. You may also be able to make such requests (if applicable) by sending an e-mail to webmaster@worldquant.com.

What Personal Information is Collected on the Web Site?

User-Provided Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from users of the Web Site and persons who register for use of or who access or use any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, through such users' activities, submission of information or materials or completion of online forms on the Web Site and/or registration for use of or access or use of any such capability, software or service, including, for example, when users apply for employment positions on the Web Site, submit resumes and/or other information or materials on or through the Web Site or such other capability, software or service, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via the Web Site.

How is the Personal Information used?

We may use your Personal Information
  • to operate, maintain or improve the Web Site, any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site or our business;
  • to respond to your requests or inquiries;
  • to consider you for employment or business opportunities;
  • to support auditing, legal or compliance functions;
  • to contact you and evaluate you in connection therewith; and/or
  • to maintain our internal record keeping.
We may also link this information with other information that you provide to us or that we obtain from other sources and Web Site Usage Information (as defined below). We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage information with others?

Service Providers

We may use third-party partners to help operate the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, and may share your information with our affiliates and related entities, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).

Cookies and Related Technologies and Web Site Usage Information

When you use the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, we collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs ("Web Site Usage Information"). As you use the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service, your browser and devices communicate with servers operated by us and services providers to coordinate and record the interactivity and fill your requests for services and information. The information from cookies and related technology is stored in web server logs and also in web cookies kept on your computers or mobile devices, which are then transmitted back to us by your computers or mobile devices. These servers are operated and the cookies managed by us, our business partners or our service providers. For example, when you access the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service, we and our service providers may place cookies on your computers or mobile devices. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return so you will not be required to register again for use of the same and track your use of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. They also help us to detect certain kinds of fraud. A "cookie" is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your registration and your use of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies contain numbers that allow us to connect the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session" cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. "Persistent" cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. We use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided and storing such information.

Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us or our service providers. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service.

We collect many different types of Web Site Usage Information. For example, we may collect information from the devices you use to access the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, your operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device. Browsers routinely send these types of information to web servers. Our server logs also record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the devices you use to interact with the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.

In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in non-identifiable ways, without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about users of the Web Site and/or any such capability, software or service to optimize same and understand its usage patterns. In other cases, we may associate the information we collect using cookies and related technologies with Personal Information. In that case, this Privacy Statement governs how we use that information.

Aggregate Statistics

We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Web Site and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Legally Compelled Disclosures

We may disclose Personal Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or regulators, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas, regulator requests or to enforce our legal rights or agreements with you or others. We also may disclose Personal Information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Business Transfer

In the event that we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

Security

While we will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care.

If you contact us by e-mail or a "contact us" or similar feature on the Web Site and/or any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.

Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data

By providing Personal Information to us through the Web Site and/or when you register for use of or use any capability, software or service that may be made available though the Web Site, you understand that it may be used by us and our affiliates for the purposes described herein, and you further understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, which may have different privacy laws from your country of residence and which may afford varying levels of protection for your Personal Information, and such laws may not be as comprehensive as those that exist in your country or residency (including for example, the European Economic Area). Regardless of the laws in place in these countries, we will treat the privacy of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By providing your personally identifiable information to the Web Site, you consent to our transmission to, and processing of your information in, any jurisdiction, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of Personal Information we collect from you. Other websites that may be accessible through the Web Site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. If you link to any such website, we urge you to review its privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.

Children

Minors under the age of 18 may not use the Web Site. We do not collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13, and no part of the Web Site is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of the Web Site by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Web Site. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of the Web Site to sending you an e-mail.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at webmaster@worldquant.com

Effective Date: June 4, 2012